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Preview: War Horse at Sunderland Empire
6 – 23 February 2019
CAST INCLUDES SCOTT MILLER AS ALBERT AND THE RETURN OF WEST END
SONGPERSON and NEWCASTLE BORN BEN MURRAY
War Horse will return to Sunderland Empire from 6 – 23
February 2019 as part of its 10th Anniversary UK Tour, after
previously visiting the venue for a sell out three week run in 2014.
The 34 strong cast for
its acclaimed production of War
Horse, which begins its major tour across the globe on 15 January 2019 in Glasgow, includes
Scott Miller as Albert and Newcastle born, Ben Murray as Songperson.
Photo: Cameron Slater
who recently graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, will
play the central role of Albert Narracott alongside Jo Castleton who reprises her role as Rose Narracott from the
recent 10th Anniversary UK Tour. Musician Ben Murray returns from the West End run as Songperson.
which has been seen by nearly eight million people worldwide, finished its
record-breaking eight year London run at the New London Theatre in March 2016
and will complete its 10th Anniversary UK tour at the National Theatre in
January 2019. It has won 25 awards including the Tony Award for Best Play on
War Horse received
its world premiere on 9 October 2007 at the National Theatre, where it played
for two seasons before opening at the New London Theatre in March 2009. Since
then, the production has been seen in 97 cities in 10 countries, including
productions on Broadway, in Toronto and Berlin, with touring productions in the
UK and Ireland, North America, the Netherlands, Belgium and China.
War Horse is
directed by Marianne Elliott and
Tom Morris, designed by Rae Smith, with puppet direction,
design and fabrication by Basil Jones and
Adrian Kohler for Handspring
Puppet Company, lighting by Paule
Constable, and movement and horse choreography by Toby Sedgwick, with video design by Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer for 59 Productions, music by Adrian Sutton, songmaker John
Tams, and sound by Christopher
Jo Castleton and Ben Murray are joined by: Kofi Aidoo-Appiah (Topthorn head), Rianna Ash (Joey head), Huw Blainey (Geordie), Matthew Booth (Allan/Brandt/Manfred), Jonathan Cobb (Goose/Schnabel), Colin Connor (Ted), Ben Cutler (Nicholls), Khalid Daley (David/Baby Joey), Zoe Halliday (Topthorn hind), Danny Hendrix (Billy/Heine/Klebb), Alex Hooper (Joey heart), Lewis Howard (Joey/Topthorn heart), William Ilkley (Arthur), Michael Jean-Marain (Topthorn heart), Andrew Keay (Joey/Topthorn hind), Clive Keene (Greig/ Sergeant Fine), Natalie Kimmerling (Emilie), Kiran Landa (Paulette/Baby Joey), Mark Matthews (Joey hind), Katherine Moraz (Annie Gilbert), Christopher Naylor (Friedrich/Priest),
Samuel Parker (Joey/Topthorn
hind), Tom Quinn (Joey/Topthorn
head), Gareth Radcliffe (Carter/Strauss),
Domonic Ramsden (Joey/Topthorn
heart), Jack Simpson (Klausen), Tom Stacy (Joey/Topthorn head), Elizabeth Stretton (Matron
Callaghan/Baby Joey), Kenton Thomas (Bone/Schweyk/Vet
Martin), Charlie Tighe (Stewart/Heine/Ludwig)
and Matthew Trevannion (Sergeant
Katie Henry is
the UK & International Tour Director and Craig Leo is the Associate Puppetry Director. Charlotte Peters is the Associate
Director and Matthew Forbes is
the Associate Puppetry Director. They are joined by Resident Director, Charlie Kenber and Resident Puppetry
Director, Gareth Aled.
War Horse is
produced on tour by the National Theatre.
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